MUSEUMS

BURKE MUSEUM

Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread presents nearly 100 examples of the women-only art form of Maori weaving. Through May 29. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.

recommended FRYE ART MUSEUM

Longtime fans of this formerly conservative museum will gulp upon seeing Swallow Harder, a meaty, confrontational bunch of 47 contemporary works preoccupied with sex, death, and rock ’n’ roll loaned by Seattle collectors Ben and Eileen Krohn. Through May 14. Architecture ofAbsence, the rst North American retrospective for German photographer Candida Höfer, is actually packed with presence. Through April 16. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

recommended HENRY ART GALLERY

Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956–97 is a sprawling survey of prints and a handful of paintings. Also up: Kelly Mark Thanks Everyone for Everything, a very funny video exhibition that updates the performance and video art of the ’60s and ’70s. Through May 7. In The Empty Room, Robert Lyons, Gordon Matta-Clark, and others explore questions of vacancy and emptiness. Through May 14. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.

MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST ART

The Cognitive Body, glass sculpture by Eric Franklin, and paintings by the late, inuential abstractionist Carl Morris. Through April 9. 121 S First St, La Conner,360-466-4446.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007. Highlights at the Volunteer Park museum are Carl Gould’s 1933 art-deco architecture, snuffboxes in a side room overlooking the park, and Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat’s video installation, Tooba, a lyrical, 12-minute portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Tooba is through Oct 15. Followers of Chinese painting, check out the 900-year overview in The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art and Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends. Through April 2. Teresita Fernández will speak about her architectural installations Sun March 26, 2 pm. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.

recommended TACOMA ART MUSEUM

The historical show The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935 has some standout pieces, including paintings by Charles Demuth, Duchamp’s In Advance of the Broken Arm, and impossibly lovable commercial objects from the period. Through May 21. Also up: Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies, with work by 16 American and European photographers, including Gregory Crewdson, Sally Mann, and Catherine Opie. Opie will lecture Sat March 25, 2 pm. Through April 30. 1701 Pacic Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

recommended VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

Vancouver artist Brian Jungen—known best for adapting Nike Air Jordans into the forms of Northwest Coast native masks—has his rst comprehensive survey exhibition, including more than 40 drawings, sculptures, and large-scale installations. Through April 30. Also on view is another solo show by a BC artist, the painter Takao Tanabe, with more than 60 abstractions and minimalist landscapes. Through April 17. 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.

WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART

Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacic Northwest Photographers includes Jim Breukelman of Vancouver, BC, Rebecca Cummins and Claude Zervas of Seattle, and Christopher Rauschenberg of Portland. Through Sept 10. 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, 360-676-6981.

OPENINGS

MPSR GALLERY

An artist calling himself Vblast shows works on paper in It’s All Flat. Reception Sat March 25, 7–10 pm. 3202 15th Ave W, 283-9003

VIVEZA GALLERY

New work by painter and mixed-media artist Eric Olson. Reception Fri March 24, 6–10 pm. Through April 30. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

recommended 20Twenty

Chris Crites’s Not Again: The 1980s comes with a press release that says “PSYCH!!” so, naturally, the exhibition is recommended. Through April 5. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.

ALEXIS HOTEL

Abstract paintings by Seattle artists Michael Schultheis, Quincy Anderson, and Sheryl Westergreen. Through April 4. 1007 First Ave,340-6678.

ALL CITY COFFEE

New Perspectives of Real Things is photographs by Steve Holden. Through March 30. 125 Prefontaine Pl S,652-8331.

ART PATCH GALLERY

Bubblefroster is 10 drawings and panels by Sweatshop Inc. member Joseph Oguza. By appointment through April 20. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.

ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY

Mosaics by Serena Lander. Also up: illustrations from Chill & Spill, a collection responding to trauma and disaster after 9/11. Through April 2. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

ARTHEAD GALLERY

Final week. Painting the Northwest is new oils by Gary Nelson. Through March 25. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.

BAAS ART GALLERY & FRAMING

Debut is oils by Jeanne Edwards and watercolors by Kathy Collins. Through March 31. 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742.

BENHAM GALLERY

Final week. Daguerreotypes, photomicrographs, and photographs made with a pinhole camera by New York–based Jerry Spagnoli. Through March 25. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.

BLUEBOTTLE GALLERY

Amanda Visell’s paintings in Popping Through Pictures are inspired by Disney. Through March 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER

Final week. Collection of Illuminated Works is a group show from the Twilight Artist Collective. Through March 27. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.

CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY

Drake Deknatel, Paintings from 2003–2005 is work from the nal years of the late Northwest artist’s career. He died in November. Through April 1. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.

CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART

Final week. Residence will turn CoCA into a literal and gurative residence in a collaborative installation by the artists Timothy Cross and Stephanie DiRicco, an engaged couple in real life. Reception Sat March 25, 8 pm–midnight. Through March 25. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

CHRISTOFF GALLERY

Beautiful Women is sculptures by Kim Graham. Through March 31.6004 12th Ave S#17, 767-0280.

COLLINS PUB

Catherine Cook’s The Shape of Things. Through April 29. 526 Second Ave, 898-7090.

COLORGRAPHICS

Paintings by Sharon Strauss, photographs by Anil Kapahi. Through April 29. 1421 S Dean St, 890-7882.

COLUMBIA CENTER GALLERY

The Women Painters of Washington: Celebration II. Through March 31. 701 Fifth Ave, third oor, 425-771-9019.

COLUMBIA CITY GALLERY

Two group shows are on display: Ravenous and Double Vision. Through May 7. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

Final week. Solo shows from Cornish alums Erik Geschke and Bryan Smith. Through March 24. 1000 Lenora St, Main Campus Center Gallery, 726-5011.

CORRIDOR GALLERY

Surrealist Paintings by Donald Jones. Through April 1. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.

CRAWL SPACE GALLERY

W. Scott Trimble turns the gallery into a series of boardwalks in Divergent Paths. Through April 9. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.

DAVIDSON CONTEMPORARY

Tram Bui turns buildings into vertiginous abstractions. Also up: Persona is a group show exploring the form, method, and result of portraiture, including Samantha Scherer, Karen Ganz, and Steven Miller. Through April 1. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

DAVIDSON GALLERIES

Ian Boyden “considers the parallels, pairs, and dualities that are found in nature” in contemporary prints. Through April 1. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

FOSTER/WHITE GALLERY

Final week. Stills is new glass work by Carmen Lozar. Also up: Jamie Evard’s abstract owers in Night Departs. Through March 25. 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833.

FOUNTAINHEAD GALLERY

Final week. Contemporary Figures is paintings and drawings by Aaron Coberly. Through March 26. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.

FRAME UP STUDIOS

Bill Herberholz uses found objects from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s in Americans Tin Art. Through April 4. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.

FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY

CLAY and related materials includes work by Anne Hirondelle, Dina Barzel, Beth Lo, David Kuraoka, and Lynda K. Rockwood. Through April 2. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.

FRANK AND DUNYA

Frank Burk’s recent paintings and glasswork. Through April 6. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.

FRIESEN GALLERY

Landscapes by James Kuiper. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.

G. GIBSON GALLERY

New work by Bill Jacobson. Through April 15. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

GALLERY 4CULTURE

Brian Lane makes large-scale color photographs that abstract the marks of grafti. Through March 31. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.

GALLERY 63 ELEVEN

Ideas/Places is recent abstract paintings by Martha Carey. Through April 5. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.

GALLERY 110

Fabulous Afliates is a 28-person show. Through April 1. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

GALLERY 1412

Saxophonist Wally Shoup, represented in Seattle by Garde Rail Gallery, displays recent paintings. Through April 8. 1412 18th Ave E, 956-8372.

GARDE RAIL GALLERY

Blocks features new paintings by Jennifer Harrison. Through April 1. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

recommended GREG KUCERA GALLERY

Here are works on paper by two big names: Henri Matisse and Louise Bourgeois. Through April 1. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.

GROVER/THURSTON GALLERY

Simplicity is new paintings by Gary Nisbet. Through April 1. 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.

recommended HOWARD HOUSE

Lauren Grossman: Not Consumed nds the Seattle artist rmly engaged in questions of faith, identity, and dogma. Through April 1. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART

Half-Empty is a multimedia installation by Andrew Kaufman. Through April 13. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.

INFOHAZARD

Marco Tulluck makes “dark surrealist” paintings. Through March 30. 1716 E Olive Way, 324-6630.

JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY

Fences-Borders is new work by sound artist Richard Lerman. Through April 28. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.

recommended JAMES HARRIS GALLERY

Recent Works on Paper is Keith Tilford’s exhibition on ux, process, and multiplicity. Through April 1. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

recommended KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY

Finaléis the starkly titled closing exhibition for this 30-year-old Seattle staple location. On rotation are works by the gallery’s stable of artists. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.

KITTREDGE GALLERY

Cris Bruch’s large-scale installations in How Did I Get Here?Also up: Between the Lines is works on paper by Sally Schuh. Through April 20. 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, 253-879-3701.

KOBO

Everything Is Also Spirit is an installation by Tim Foss. Through March 30. 602–608 S Jackson St,381-3000.

LINDA HODGES GALLERY

Dwellings is new paintings by Helen O’Toole. Through April 1. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.

LISA HARRIS GALLERY

New paintings by gurative expressionist Royal Nebeker. Through April 2. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.

MITCHELLI’S GALLERY BAR

Pratt instructor Bruce Bott’s paintings and etchings. Through April 30. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.

PACINI LUBEL GALLERY

Interpretations: Jewelry by the Unexpected Artist. Through April 1.207 Second Ave S, 326-5555.

PATRICIA CAMERON GALLERY

Connect/Disconnect is a group show that questions collaborative process in terms of location and presence. Through April 22. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.

PLASTIC PASSION

Heartfelt is a show of super-cute plush toys at a toy store. Through April 14. 121 N 85thSt, 782-8655.

recommended PLATFORM GALLERY

Final week. Matt Sellars’s sculptures in Diaphaneity draw inspiration from the lingering persistence and will of small community agriculture. Sellars will talk about his work Thurs March 23, 6 pm. Through March 25. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

RICHARD HUGO HOUSE

The Eight Essential Ingredients is collaborative works more linguistic than visual. Through March 31. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.

ROQ LA RUE

Triple Threat is new paintings by Ryan Heshka, Davey, and Brian Despain. Through April 8. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

SCHMANCY

Le Merde makes art that constructs “a world where muscle men are always falling down and people are throwing up their words,” according to the married duo, Michelle and Mike Kelly. Through March 31. 1930 Second Ave, 728-8008.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM RENTAL/SALES GALLERY

Introductions features 8 artists new to the gallery: Tori Ellison, Scott Foldesi, Claire Johnson, Irene Mahler, Inez Storer, Heinrich Toh, Marie Watt, Malei Young. Through April 15. Also up is a showing by members of the Howard House roster, including Victoria Haven and Robert Yoder. Through April 1. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.

recommended SEE SOUND LOUNGE

Keven Furiya paints Cityscapes of Seattle. Through April 4. 115 Blanchard St, 374-3733

SHIFT STUDIO

Stephen Chalmer’s photographs in Limbo. Through April 1. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.

SOIL ART GALLERY

Final week. Stunt n Growth is collaborative sculpture by Sean M. Johnson and Jason Wood. Also on display is Chris Engman’s Transplant. Through March 26. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.

STUDIO 2602

Roger Shurtleff’s mixed-media paintings. Through March 31. 2602 Third Ave, 256-0001.

SUYAMA SPACE

Dis-place in Time is a massive opaque berglass box by John O’Brien with curlicue handrails splashing out from its top, intended to represent memory, and sandwiched between two pedestals of ne, monogrammed jewelry. Unfortunately, the metaphor is both heavy handed and inscrutable without the artist’s testimony, and the structure’s appearance irts unpleasantly with whimsy. Through April 7. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.

TOLLBOOTH GALLERY

Final week. Aether (The Vapors) is new video work and site-specic installation by Barry Maxwell. Through March 26. Broadway and 11th St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995.

TOST

Pop Style Acrylic Paintings and Iconography by Phil Scroggs. Through April 4. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.

VAIN

Animal is new work by Brandon Graham and Michael Hall, AKA SPECS ONE. Through April 3. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.

VÉRITÉ COFFEE AND CUPCAKE ROYALE

Photography by Paulette McKay. Through April 13. 2052 NW Market St, 782-9557.

VIDYA GALLERY

Women of Spirit is a photo exhibition by Mary Grace Long with sales beneting the Tibetan Nuns Project. 619 Western Ave, second oor,697-4439.

WALL SPACE

Doug Landreth’s Hemiptera & Maine. Through April 8. 600 First Ave, Suite 322, 330-9137.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY

Tell the Truth is new paintings on glass by Portland-based artist Gregory Grenon. Also up: Paul Marioni’s 12 Paintings/12 Sculptures. Through April 2. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY TACOMA

Geoff Garza’s Storybook. Through April 9. 1821 E Dock St,253-383-3685.

WINDOWS ART GALLERY

Melanie Reed’s dreamlike collages of fragments of found paper form Oneiromancy. Through March 31. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 425-806-8044.

WINSTON WÄCHTER FINE ART

Spring Highlights features painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography by nine artists, including Julie Speidel and Michael Schultheis. Through April 13.203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.

EVENTS

SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL

A costume gala, lm, performance art—all things sex-positive for three days at Consolidated Works. March 24–26. www.brownpapertickets.com. 500 Boren Ave N.